What Happened To DNFBlog?

One of the newest and most active blogs to enter the Domaining Blog space this year was DNFBlog.com written by Puranjay, a domain investor and blogger. The blog launched in January of this year and quickly ramped up with 58 posts in March and 61 in April. The blog covered a variety of topics from industry news to tips and tricks for investors.

DNFBlog

In April they added a video intro that launches every time you go to the site introducing the blog and DNForum itself. I found the video a bit cheesy but at the same time can understand the value of it for new visitors who might not know much about the blog or DNForum. Since the focus of this blog was educating new Domainers I could definitely see this making them feel more comfortable.

Now it looks like the blog has gone dark with no posts coming out since May 1st. I was a fan of this blog and thought it was a great addition to the community, now the question is, what happened to DNFBlog?

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  • Tom May 16, 2012, 9:18 am

    It was kind of annoying, as they repeated already stated articles, glad Owen Frager is not showing up as well anymore, he was annoying.

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  • Alan May 16, 2012, 9:20 am

    I stopped visiting because of that annoying “popup” guy.

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  • Are You Kidding Me? May 16, 2012, 9:27 am

    You were fan of DNFBlog?? The blog was filled with stolen news by the exact word from popular blogs such as TheDomains and DomainNameWire. The moment someone posted a news article, you’d count to 10 and – poof – there it was on DNFBlog! Adam failed big time by granting access to a fake writer. Seems like he’s put the blog on hold while he looks for another dude to do the job.

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  • Acro May 16, 2012, 9:27 am

    The articles were well-written, hopefully they will return.

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  • Morgan May 16, 2012, 9:30 am

    I agree with you @Acro – hoping this is just a small break in the action!

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  • KD May 16, 2012, 9:33 am

    Agreed, the popup was extremely annoying and made DNFBlog just a big promotion for DNForum. In my opinion there were also too many articles of substandard quality as well.

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  • Bobby May 16, 2012, 9:34 am

    Agreed. Puranjay writes a nice article…(and the little guy in the corner was annoying).

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  • Gabriele May 16, 2012, 10:28 am

    @Alan
    I agree with you! I stopped too…that sucks!

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  • Linda Johansen May 16, 2012, 10:44 am

    Very well written aricles by puranjay!!!

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  • Ms Domainer May 16, 2012, 10:46 am

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    I agree with Alan–VERY annoying popup, representing everything that annoys me about the internet.

    It felt spammy.

    Why do advertisers think that users LOVE those ridiculous popups, pop-unders, slide-acrossers, etc.?

    I, too, stopped visiting when that “man” started yapping through my speakers. Perhaps that’s why DNFblog started losing traffic.

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  • Acro May 16, 2012, 10:50 am

    Some people fail to understand what a blog is all about: opinion. Commenting on the blog posts of others might be tiresome to some but if done properly it’s akin to journalism. The articles at DNFblog aren’t just a summary and a link, they offer insight and analysis.

    Agreed about the flash pop-up, there are plug ins to disable it.

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  • Rich May 16, 2012, 11:05 am

    The popup i agree was annoying,but the articles i though they were decent.

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  • Poor Uncle May 16, 2012, 12:48 pm

    I thought DBFblog was good…very professional, resource was great..
    The little guy was a nice addition. I wish the site can detect that I have already seen the intro, and minimize it. Shouldn’t be hard to do. Tried the demo to have a beautiful woman walk inside your website and talk. Very cool. 🙂 Now only if she can walk right inside my office. hahahaha

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  • Ian May 16, 2012, 1:40 pm

    Some great articles and commentary but the pop-up has got to go…

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  • RAYY.co May 16, 2012, 1:53 pm

    I won’t be annoyed with Pop Up guy if it’s good looking Brad Pitt….

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  • Morgan May 16, 2012, 1:56 pm

    Wow, this pop-up guy really is getting a lot of feedback! Looks like nobody was a big fan of him but it does seem that like me, many people did like the articles!

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  • xl May 16, 2012, 3:31 pm

    Was the most annoying popup video i’ve ever seen. And i’ve seen a lot of annoying popup videos and autoplaying youtube videos. This one by far took the cake.

    They probably lost all of their visitors for being so stupid.

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  • Adam May 16, 2012, 3:40 pm

    Doesn’t everyone hate those popup guys ?
    I thought it was a bad move to have someone blogging opinion style pieces on dnfblog and then you see Adam Dicker’s mug up a that top and on domaining.com . If it’s another writer put his mug shot up there. Also put who this person is that’s blogging or do an intro piece telling more about the person. It’s good to know where someone is coming from if it’s not the owner of the site blogging.

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  • John May 16, 2012, 4:58 pm

    After the pop up guy started appearing i stopped visiting the site
    Highly annoying
    The site didn’t do a good job of updating content like you do – daily or more then once a day

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  • Luke May 16, 2012, 5:39 pm

    Great articles on DNF Blog, horrible popup. That thing would often fire up when I was reading an article on my phone, the guys voice starts booming out of my phone speakers – pretty embarrassing in some situations and enough to put me off going to the site

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  • RAYY.co May 16, 2012, 9:19 pm

    That pop up guy got such a horrible voice….sound aggressive or want to attack me any time….

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  • Lore May 17, 2012, 12:06 pm

    I like dnfblog . com and i read the articles daily, it’s very interesting and well written. I noticed that from the beginning of May they’ve stopped publishing new articles, i hope this is just a small break and they’ll be back soon.
    And yes, like many other i hate this popup guy! Maybe a good looking girl would be better lol

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  • Joseph May 17, 2012, 3:19 pm

    The articles have been well written and often illuminating.

    It’s disappointing that so much petty infighting obscures the value for some people.

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  • Observer May 19, 2012, 8:10 pm

    And while we’re at it, get rid of Adam Dicker’s photo at the top. We don’t need to see that. Really tacky!

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  • John May 20, 2012, 6:47 pm

    I stopped visiting DNForum because of the blue pop-up guy. So annoying.

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  • Joseph March 21, 2013, 9:19 pm

    I actually wrote a bunch of articles there as well under “Joseph”

    They were good articles, I still have them….so sad….

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